Village of Arena approves two bond sales, hears updates on projects

At a special meeting, the Arena Village Board approved two resolutions on the sale of bonds for the sewer and water systems. The sewer system bond is in the amount of $1,466,953 with the water system bond totaling $1,888,540.

Black Earth Village board meeting features potential ethical issues

Robert’s Rules of Order—a text which dictates the format of government meetings--was seemingly cast aside at times and state statutes governing conflicts of interest came sharply into play for a board member at Black Earth’s June 6 meeting.

Village of Mazomanie approves 7-unit development at meeting

In what can be described as an average small-town Wisconsin Village Board meeting, the Mazomanie board took care of business in an efficient matter last Monday, the 13th.

Village of Mazomanie going forward with expanded lower bluff park

The Village of Mazomanie switched gears on the Bluff Park project, electing at their June 6 special meeting to go forward with a plan that greatly reduces impacts at the top of the bluff. Gone is the proposed handicapped parking spot, as is the use of the existing road by cars.

Construction projects continue in Village of Arena

David Jones spoke to the board about waiving the fence at the concession stand at the Jolanda Peterson and Mary Jones Memorial event. He said that usually there is a fence for beer garden but arts/crafts vendors will create a natural barrier from the small ball diamond fence line to the northeast corner of the parking lot.

Town of Roxbury’s Breunig retires after 43 years of service in government

Ervin Breunig recently retired from his position as town chair in the town of Roxbury and was honored for his service. Breunig became a town board member in April, 1980. He became town chairperson in 1992. After 43 years of service to the community, he decided to retire.

Prairie du Sac board talks about new village hall, road construction

The Village of Prairie du Sac met last week and discussed the village hall remodel, an ordinance update, as well was the repair and reconstruction of Highway 60/78 through the village, among other things.

Village administrator Alan Wildman provided an excellent summary for the Star News. He wrote:

Black Earth office hours temporarily changed

The Black Earth Village Office will be closed to the public on the below scheduled days in May for staff training.

During the week of May 21, the office will be closed at noon Monday the 22nd, Closed all day Tuesday the 23rd, and closed at noon Wednesday the 24th.

Sauk City seeks bids for Riverfront Park shelter

Sauk City might be getting a new shelter in Riverfront Park, and the board took a step closer to that goal at their meeting Tuesday when they agreed to go out for bids for the project. This is the third time the proposed shelter is going out for bids.

After public outcry, Mazo Bluff project paused for 45 days

Controversy that has been broiling on social media came into the public sphere last Tuesday when the Village of Mazomanie met to discuss the proposed Bluff Conservancy project. The meeting included a 45-minute public comment period, where village residents and concerned parties spoke passionately at times about the project.


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